Greg Norman, 65 year old Australian Golf Legends Contracts Covid-19.
On Saturday Dec 19, 2020 Greg Norman and his son Greg Norman Jr, participated in the Father-Son PNC Championship Golf Tournament in Orlando, FL. You had to be tested with Negative results prior to being allowed to play, according to tournament rules.
After the tournament was over, on Tuesday, Dec 22, 2020 Norman was tested again. Test results came back Wednesday Dec 23rd as Negative. However, Thursday, Christmas Eve 2020, Norman started getting flu-like symptoms. As the day progressed and the symptoms got worst, Norman called his physician who recommended he go to the hospital.
On Friday, Christmas day, Dec 25th, Greg Norman found himself in a hospital bed at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in Palm Beach, FL
Pictured here to the right is a picture of Greg Norman in the hospital that he posted on his Instagram Account. Although Norman has always been a fit man and had what he considered a high tolerance for pain, he wrote on his Instagram ” this virus kicked the crap out of me like nothing I have ever experienced before.”
“Muscle and joint pain on another level. Headaches that feel like a chisel going through your head scraping little bits off each time, fever, muscles that just did not want to work like yesterday walking my dog Apollo my quads and hip flexors just did not want to work due to fatigue.
“Then my taste failed where beer tastes bad and wine the same. And finally at times struggling with memory of names and things. Then there is irritation.”
“So please take care. And for those doubters out there, do not judge or cast unwarranted comments and opinions I would not want anyone, even you, to experience this hideous virus,” he said.
“So I ask, do what is right, not just for you, but your family, friends, co-workers and other people around. I am luckier than most and for that I am thankful and blessed. Also the world is blessed and science has acted and performed like never before in getting a vaccine/s for all to eventually receive. Thank you to those people. We need to get our world back in healthy harmony so we can get healthy economically and prosperously with millions and millions people getting their lives back.
“God bless those infected and who may fall unwittingly to this virus. My prayers and thoughts go out to you all. Once out of here today back to quarantine.”
Greg Norman was released from the hospital on Sunday, Dec 27th and sent back home to quarentine. On Monday the 28th, Norman was back in the hospital getting Antibody Infusions.
Greg Norman, left, of Australia, walks with his son Greg Norman Jr. on the 18th fairway after hitting their tee shots during the first round of the PNC Championship golf tournament, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS